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We study communication, society and culture to effectively enhance knowledge transfer and bring about sustainable social change.
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10 places to visit before they're gone: A bucket list for a warming world

10 places to visit before they're gone: A bucket list for a warming world | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Making summer vacation plans? Here's your list of must-visit places that may not be places for much longer.
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Want to change customer behaviour? Try changing your business model

Want to change customer behaviour? Try changing your business model | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
A growing number of companies are helping customers change their behaviour, prioritising brand loyalty and 'stickiness' (Using smart technology and social media is an important tool to a behavior-change-focused business model @Guardian
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Has Social Media Turned You Into a Minimum-Wage Employee?

Has Social Media Turned You Into a Minimum-Wage Employee? | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Just a few years ago, a lot of business owners discovered something great about basic social media marketing: Once you have your profiles set up, it's largely a matter of investing time, rather than (Work smarter, not harder and use social media as...
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all my blip movies: What Is Community Media?

all my blip movies: What Is Community Media? | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
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New global education goals must prioritize girls

New global education goals must prioritize girls | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
UNESCO encourages international peace and universal respect for human rights by promoting collaboration among nations. Its mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue.
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Global warming to hit Asia hardest, warns new report on climate change

Global warming to hit Asia hardest, warns new report on climate change | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Flooding, famine and rising sea levels will put hundreds of millions at risk in one of the world's most vulnerable regions
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What We Know

What We Know | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
97% of climate experts agree that human-caused climate change is happening. Find out about the reality, risks, and response to the climate challenge. What We Know: http://ow.ly/uFWEM #AAAS #WhatWeKnow
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Climate Change: ‘Abrupt,’ ‘Unpredictable,’ ‘Irreversible’ and ‘Highly Damaging’

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Insights from a warming world

Insights from a warming world | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Climate change is becoming one of the most important geopolitical drivers
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DEMOCRACY

DEMOCRACY | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
What’s gone wrong with democracy: Democracy was the most successful political idea of the 20th century. Why has it run into trouble, and what can be done to revive it?
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Democracy was the great victor of the ideological clashes of the 20th century. But if democracy is to remain as successful in the 21st century as it was in the 20th, it must be both assiduously nurtured when it is young—and carefully maintained when it is mature.

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The Limits of Non-Cooperation as a Strategy for Social Change

The Limits of Non-Cooperation as a Strategy for Social Change | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
When the Croatian town of Vukovar was taken over by the Serbian Army in 1991 after 90 days of bombing, Alexander Jevtić, a Serb who had made the town his home, found himself in a seemingly impossible
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Is upward mobility an American fantasy?

Is upward mobility an American fantasy? | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
"The Son Also Rises" argues that our notion of social advancement is oversold.
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In his public speeches, Obama has begun using equality-of-opportunity language as a replacement for "income inequality," a term more freighted with class conflict. But maybe that's not such a good idea.

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Why Tackling Corruption Matters in Development Aid - Huffington Post

Why Tackling Corruption Matters in Development Aid - Huffington Post | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Daily Mail Why Tackling Corruption Matters in Development Aid Huffington Post Corruption is thwarting our ability to make many of the targets set for 2015 by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, a set of eight global commitments to...
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What the lack of conversation / social skills did to my life - YouTube

A portrayal of the debilitating effects of not acquiring social / conversational skills early on in life. How it leads to a vicious cycle of further isolatio... (This is why I love my job. Communication!
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Knowledge Management: a closer look | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Knowledge Management: a closer look | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
To access @UNESCO's publication "Knowledge Management for Culture and Development" online, check this link http://t.co/xMWIRUt3Vf
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A Year to Millennium Development Goals Deadline: Where are we? Welcome - AgricBiz

A Year to Millennium Development Goals Deadline: Where are we? Welcome - AgricBiz | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
A year to MDGs deadline: Where are we? http://t.co/4f2G4DSZi0 via @AgricBiz
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Apocalyptish

Apocalyptish | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
“THE four horsemen of the apocalypse": that was the disparaging appraisal by Richard Tol of the University of Sussex of a report published in Yokohama on March...
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Into The Jungle | Film Trailer

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Jim and Jean Thomas have spent the last 10 years working in a remote jungle area of Papua New Guinea on a project to save tree kangaroos (‘Tenkile’) from extinction.

This involves winning the trust of the villagers. Then improving their lives while they protect the Tenkile. So besides monitoring the forests for Tenkile Jim and Jean have been helping the villages with alternative sources of protein and improving water supply.

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23rd Dignity Conference: Culture, Religion, and HIV/Aids in Thailand, Patchanee Malikhao - YouTube

The 23rd Annual Conference of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network, titled 'Returning Dignity', took place at Chiang Mai University in Northern ...
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How Would Buddha Organize Our Cutthroat Modern Economy? | Blog, Perspectives | BillMoyers.com

How Would Buddha Organize Our Cutthroat Modern Economy? | Blog, Perspectives | BillMoyers.com | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
We'd live in a very different world if we privileged well-being over growth.
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So Buddhist economics would definitely say, “Hey, let’s step back, let’s focus on our wellbeing, and how we care for the environment and each other.”

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Tribal Music of Asia

Tribal Music of Asia | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
A multimedia experience of films, photographs, recordings, tribal textiles and exhibitions devoted to traditional music of the hill tribes of SE Asia.
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A Happy Life or a Meaningful One: Do We Really Need to Choose?

A Happy Life or a Meaningful One: Do We Really Need to Choose? | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
Philosophers, researchers, spiritual leaders—they've all debated what makes life worth living. Is it a life filled with happiness or a life filled with purpose and meaning? Is there even a difference
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Neil Gershenfeld and JP Vasseur | The Promise and Peril of the Internet of Things | Foreign Affairs

Since 1969, when the first bit of data was transmitted over what would come to be known as the Internet, that global network has evolved from linking mainframe computers to connecting personal computers and now mobile devices. By 2010, the number of computers on the Internet had surpassed the number of people on earth.
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The future of the Internet is to literally disappear into the woodwork.

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Video: A New Resource for Buddhist Scholars

The Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center opened its library, with 12,000 works, at the Southwest University for Nationalities in Chengdu, China, in October. Archivists plan to scan the texts digitally.
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Emerging Nations Embrace Internet, Mobile Technology - The Pew Global Attitudes Project

Emerging Nations Embrace Internet, Mobile Technology - The Pew Global Attitudes Project | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
LiveScience.com Emerging Nations Embrace Internet, Mobile Technology The Pew Global Attitudes Project Technology 09 In a remarkably short period of time, internet and mobile technology have become a part of everyday life for some in the emerging...
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A check-in at College of Development Communication

A check-in at College of Development Communication | Communication for Sustainable Social Change | Scoop.it
College Communications Building in Los Baños, Laguna (Working on our campaign plan for our social marketing class.
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